Opening Reception Layers and Rubbish to Runway

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Presented by GALA (Galleries at LynnArts) at GALA (Galleries at LynnArts), Lynn MA

Jan 17 2020
Opening Reception Layers and Rubbish to Runway

Dresses and outfits formed of plastic, wooden frames, medical waste, seed bags, discarded tents and umbrellas will appear on the runway in the Rubbish to Runway ReFashion Show on Friday, January 17, 2020. The show is a collaborative effort sponsored by the Rubbish to Runway and the Galleries at Lynn Arts and will take place at the Galleries at LynnArts (GALA), 25 Exchange Street in Lynn. Rubbish to Runway Refashion Show has been performed on the North Shore over the past ten years. It has

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The gallery opening is free.  There is a charge for tickets to the runway show.

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Opening reception for Layers:

This show is in conjunction with a Rubbish to Runway fashion show. We want to explore those materials that are acceptable for clothing: cotton, polyester, wool, etc. and those that are not traditionally used such as plastic, metal, and wood fibers. Works may be created in a traditional fiber art manner (quilting, embroidery, knitting, etc) or in a new, reimagined method to use these materials. The use may be contemporary or traditional, but we welcome all innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium.

Definition of palimpsest
1: writing material (such as a parchment or tablet) used one or more times after earlier writing has been erased
2: something having usually diverse layers or aspects apparent beneath the surface

Layers can be chaotic. A beautiful embroidery can be hiding unseen layers under the fabric. Layers of meaning may be worked into a piece, both obvious and secret. There is the layer that pulls the viewer in and the layer that may repel. Peel back the layers or add more on.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


GALA (Galleries at LynnArts)

25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA 01901

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Across the street from the Commuter Rail Central Square stop.  A few blocks to the MBTA parking garage,  Street parking also available.

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